INTRO: This Christian devotional poem looks at the verse Isaiah 40:31a. It explored the word ‘wait’. ‘Once we have prayed for help or guidance on something, how do we wait on God?’ How does waiting strengthen us? Then, how do we soar on wings like eagles?
In my interpretation of the feature image, the lady is looking at the eagle with a longing to soar like an eagle. The eagle is looking directly at the lady, and it is flying toward her to land beside the lady to invite her to ‘come and soar like an eagle’. The lady is not frightened of the eagle as her expression is calm and poised. Beverley Joy
Isaiah 40:31a “But those who WAIT on the LORD shall renew their strength, they will SOAR on wings like eagles.”
Wait upon the LORD…
Not in sorrow, anxiety, and stress
Not in fear and worry about what if’s
Nor impatient towards God’s timing
But wait on God in hopeful, quietly excited anticipation.
Wait upon the LORD…
As when waiting for the sun to rise over the horizon
Waiting for the tide to come in and swirl around your feet
Waiting to open a surprise gift
Waiting to hold a newborn babe.
And He shall renew your strength…
As when having a drink of cool water when you are parched
A hug and words of encouragement from a caring friend
Rising refreshed from a restful night’s sleep
Or after reading an inspiring passage.
As when the tingles of fresh energy flow through your body
You lift your head up with a sense of fresh determination
Poised on a cliff edge ready to launch with eagles’ wings.
Spread your wings…
Test the strength of your wings
Prepare your feet with shoes of peace
And launch yourself into your day
Trusting God – his mercy and grace.
The winds of prayer will propel you
As you breathe in God’s love
Embracing you with strength
Lifting you to soar like an eagle.
Prayerfully patient you anticipate
Then, as you live under God’s watchful eye
With renewed strength, you soar with eagles’ wings.
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